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More than 120 students spend each summer conducting high-level research with faculty members. The projects span disciplines and include international travel. Select an area of study below to see the 2020 projects.

Areas of Study

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Anthropology

  • Samuel Greenhouse ’21

    Advisors: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology

  • Ishan Manaili ’21

    Advisors: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology

  • Rui Qi Rachel Lee ’22

    Advisor: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology

  • Cheng Lou ’21

    Advisors: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology

  • Anyi Rescalvo ’22

    '¿Porque no está en español?': Voices of Latinx Mothers Within the Special Education System in the South Bronx
    Advisor: Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology

  • Nicole Rodriguez ’22

    Advisors: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology

  • Huarui Zhang ’22

    Advisors: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology

Archaeology

  • Elizabeth Arnold ’22

    1. Mortuary Archaeology of the Râmet Bronze Age Landscape (MARBAL) Project
    2. Archaeology as Advocacy: Celebrating Cultural Heritage and Promoting Sustainability in Transylvanian Mining Communities
    Advisor: Colin Quinn, assistant professor of anthropology

  • Delia Hoyt ’22

    Examining German Research Articles
    Advisor: Lacey Carpenter, visiting assistant professor of anthropology

  • Charlotte Ives ’23

    Spatial Distribution and Iconographic Analysis of Oaxacan Ceramic Motifs
    Advisor: Lacey Carpenter, visiting assistant professor of anthropology

  • Chloe Maldonado ’23

    Advisor: Lacey Carpenter, visiting assistant professor of anthropology

  • Aidan Leahey ’22

    1. Mortuary Archaeology of the Râmet Bronze Age Landscape (MARBAL) Project
    2. Archaeology as Advocacy: Celebrating Cultural Heritage and Promoting Sustainability in Transylvanian Mining Communities
    Advisor: Colin Quinn, assistant professor of anthropology

  • Isabella Roselli ’22

    1. Mortuary Archaeology of the Râmet Bronze Age Landscape (MARBAL) Project
    2. Archaeology as Advocacy: Celebrating Cultural Heritage and Promoting Sustainability in Transylvanian Mining Communities
    Advisor: Colin Quinn, assistant professor of anthropology

  • Emily Walker ’22

    Environmental Values and the Exploitation of Landscape A Study of the Settlement Patterns of the Late Woodland People of Ashe County, North Carolina
    Advisor: Colin Quinn, assistant professor of anthropology

Art

  • Madeline Justiniano ’21

    The Body as a Vessel of Memory
    Advisor: Robert Knight, associate professor of art

  • Emily Le ’22

    Where I Came From: Unveiling the changes in Vietnamese culture, then and now
    Advisor: Robert Knight, associate professor of art

  • Satchel McLaughlin ’22

    Diversification of Vermont Family Farms
    Advisor: William Salzillo, the Kevin W. Kennedy Professor of Art

Asian Studies

  • Joseph Han ’22

    Hybridity in Early Colonial India
    Advisor: Lisa Trivedi, professor of history

  • Bo Wang ’21

    Edogawa Rampo, Technology, and Modern Anxiety Among Youth in the 1920s-1930s
    Advisor: Kyoko Omori, associate professor of Japanese

Biology

  • Urbana Anam ’21

    Identifying Scrambled Genes in Ichthyophthirius multifiliis
    Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology

  • Kahleel Bernard ’23

    Advisor: Olanrewaju Morenikeji, visiting assistant professor of biology

  • Grace Carey ’21

    Studying neuronal enhancers in Drosophila
    Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology

  • Dayeon Cheong ’21

    Database Analysis of Ciliate Macronucleus Shapes
    Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology

  • Ellie Demaree ’22

    Drosophila project
    Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology

  • Gillian Driscoll ’21

    Advisor: Herman Lehman, professor of biology

  • Adaira Dumm ’22

    Binding Site Grammars (Embryonic Enhancers)
    Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology

  • Ajla Karabegovic ’21

    Assembling the Transcriptome of Fish and Ciliates
    Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology

  • Kaela Makins ’21

    Vacuole Analysis in Tetrahymena Thermophila
    Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology

  • Subin Myong ’22

    Understanding meiotic drive systems in abnormal chromosome 10 in Zea Maize
    Advisor: Natalie Nannas, assistant professor of biology

  • Katherine Novak ’22

    Turning Genes Off And On
    Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology

  • Fatima Oliva ’23

    Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology

  • Meaghan Parlee ’21

    Eye, embryo, neuronal binding site grammar
    Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology

  • Catherine Pontius ’21

    General Bioinformatics
    Advisor: Herman Lehman, professor of biology

  • Pablo Reina-Gonzalez ’22

    Lead concentration in Clinton schools
    Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology

  • Hector Rivera ’22

    Molecular biology research
    Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology

  • Emnet Sisay ’22

    Genetic Medicine
    Advisor: Natalie Nannas, assistant professor of biology

  • Ellis Strutton ’23

    Genetic dissection of innate immune response to infectious disease in humans
    Advisor: Olanrewaju Morenikeji, visiting assistant professor of biology

  • Megan Taruc ’21

    Drosophila
    Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology

  • Madeleine Wallace ’22

    Genetic Markers of Immunity
    Advisor: Olanrewaju Morenikeji, visiting assistant professor of biology

  • Marjorie Wang ’22

    Analysis of the mechanisms underlying spatiotemporal dynamics of gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster
    Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology

  • Stephanie Wu ’21

    Tetrahymena Thermophila Nucleotide Mechanism of Entry
    Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology

Chemistry

  • Amy Glanzer ’21

    Progress towards the total synthesis of melokhanine A and leucolucine
    Advisor: Max Majireck, associate professor of chemistry

  • Holly Hutchinson ’21

    Total Synthesis of Melokhanine A (this is subject to change)
    Advisor: Max Majireck, associate professor of chemistry

Computer Science

  • Sosina Abuhay ’23

    Liquid State Machines and Language Acquisition
    Advisor: David Perkins, visiting assistant professor of computer science

  • Sampreeth Aravilli ’23

    Liquid State Machines and Language Acquisition
    Advisor: David Perkins, visiting assistant professor of computer science

  • Matthew Dioguardi ’22

    Development of Projects and Laboratories for CS for All
    Advisor: Mark Bailey, professor of computer science

  • Siqi Fang ’23

    Liquid State Machines and Language Acquisition
    Advisor: David Perkins, visiting assistant professor of computer science

  • Awildo Gutierrez ’23

    Liquid State Machines and Language Acquisition
    Advisor: David Perkins, visiting assistant professor of computer science

  • Benjamin Kallus ’21

    Semantic Network Processing System
    Advisor: Alistair Campbell, associate professor of computer science

  • Madison LaPoint ’22

    Development of Projects and Laboratories for CS for All
    Advisor: Mark Bailey, professor of computer science

  • John Madigan ’23

    SNePS Research
    Advisor: Alistair Campbell, associate professor of computer science

  • Seamus Wiseman ’21

    Semantic Network Processing System
    Advisor: Alistair Campbell, associate professor of computer science

  • Gwen Urbanczyk ’22

    Development of Projects and Laboratories for CS for All
    Advisor: Mark Bailey, professor of computer science

East Asian Languages and Literatures

  • Hannah Ju ’23

    Contrastive Topic Markers and Prosody's Effects on the Interpretations of Koreans Living in America
    Advisor: Masaaki Kamiya, associate professor Japanese

Economics

  • William Crane-Morris ’22

    Why Women Don't Code: Media Exposure and Occupational Choice in US Labor Markets
    Advisor: Emily Conover, associate professor of economics

Education Studies

  • Elizabeth Greene ’22

    Anti-Poverty Work in Utica, NY: Anti-bias curriculums, literacy, and the experiences of low-income children and youth
    Advisor: Meredith Madden, lecturer in sociology

  • Donna Le ’21

    Anti-Poverty Work in Utica, NY: Anti-bias curriculums, literacy, and the experiences of low-income children and youth
    Advisor: Meredith Madden, lecturer in sociology

  • Riley Nichols ’21

    Anti-Poverty Work in Utica, NY: Anti-bias curriculums, literacy, and the experiences of low-income children and youth
    Advisor: Meredith Madden, lecturer in sociology

Environmental Studies

  • Guadalupe Cabanillas ’21

    Great Pond Foundation Ecosystem Services
    Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies

  • Andrew Court ’22

    Achieving a sustainable Future for the Muskoka Region
    Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies

  • Benjamin Given ’22

    Summer Research in Coastal and Estuarine Science and Management On Martha's Vineyard
    Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies

  • Mckela Kanu ’22

    Reclaiming Land, Health, and Bodies: A Decolonization Approach to the Impacts of Food Sovereignty and Primary Health Care on Central NY Indigenous Reservations
    Advisor: Priya Chandrasekaran, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies

  • Dylan Morse ’22

    An Analysis of the Owego Creek Restoration Project
    Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies

  • Emmett Orgass ’21

    Coastal and Estuarine Science and Management On Martha's Vineyard
    Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies

  • Sara Jadbabaie ’21

    Reconceptualizing Environment: an investigation of online regenerative climate politics and activism in the COVID era
    Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies

  • Robert Rioux ’21

    Nitrogen Loading as a Driver if HABs in Skaneateles Lake
    Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies

  • Emnet Sisay ’22

    Reclaiming Land, Health, and Bodies: A Decolonization Approach to the Impacts of Food Sovereignty and Primary Health Care on Central NY Indigenous Reservations
    Advisor: Priya Chandrasekaran, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies

French and Francophone Studies

  • Richard Huiskamp ’21

    Colonial Patronage and the Development of Negritude Philosophy
    Advisor: Joseph Mwantuali, professor of French

Government

  • Peter Case ’21

    Framing the Fight: How Chile's History of Framing Social Movements Affected the Fall 2019 Protests
    Advisor: Heather Sullivan, assistant professor of government

  • Max Gersch ’23

    Survey of Russian Elites/Civil War Peace Agreements
    Advisor: Sharon Rivera, professor of government
    Advisor: Erica DeBruin, assistant professor of government

  • Kayla Glemaud ’21

    Environmental Justice and Poverty in Camden, NJ
    Advisor: Peter Cannavò, professor of government

  • Muhammad Huzefah Umer ’21

    Survey of Russian Elites/Civil War Peace Agreements
    Advisor: Sharon Rivera, professor of government
    Advisor: Erica DeBruin, assistant professor of government

  • Alex Nemeth ’22

    Survey of Russian Elites/Civil War Peace Agreements
    Advisor: Sharon Rivera, professor of government
    Advisor: Erica DeBruin, assistant professor of government

  • Jenny Tran ’22

    Survey of Russian Elites/Civil War Peace Agreements
    Advisor: Sharon Rivera, professor of government
    Advisor: Erica DeBruin, assistant professor of government

History

  • Charlie Guterman ’22

    Through-Hiking and American Identity: How Wilderness Trails Reflect and Shape Culture in the United States
    Advisor: Peter Simons, lecturer in history

  • John Keirouz ’22

    The Visual History of Otto III as a Roman Emperor
    Advisor: John Eldevik, associate professor of history

  • Eric Kopp ’22

    'The Very Foundation of Our Liberation': A Historical Perspective on LGBTQ+ Rights in the United Kingdom and Our Future after Brexit
    Advisor: Kevin Grant, Edgar B. Graves professor of history

  • John Troast ’23

    An American Success But A Cuban Victory — The Efforts to Free CIA Operative Lawrence K. Lunt Jr.
    Advisor: Francis MacDonnell, visiting assistant professor of history

Geosciences

  • Nasheley Boursiquot ’22

    Geologic Mapping of North African Geological Structures
    Advisor: Barbara Tewksbury, Upson chair for public discourse and professor of geosciences

  • Tierney Latham ’21

    Geochemical Analysis of Sedimentary Rock Samples from the Turkana Basin of East Africa
    Advisor: Catherine Beck, assistant professor of geosciences

  • Conner O'Reilly ’22

    Isotopic Assessments of Precipitation Data
    Advisor: Catherine Beck, assistant professor of geosciences

  • Erin Pimentel ’22

    Mapping Bedrock Structures in Eocene Limestones of the Western Desert, Egypt, Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery
    Advisor: Barbara Tewksbury, Upson chair for public discourse and professor of geosciences

Literature and Creative Writing

  • Justin Felhaber ’21

    Screens, Paper, and Perspective: The Novel's New Platforms
    Advisor: Peter Rabinowitz, the Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis ’38 distinguished teaching professor of comparative literature

  • George Lemmon ’22

    Anglo-Saxon Historical Self-legitimization
    Advisor: Katherine Terrell, associate professor of literature

  • Julianna McCann ’21

    Home: A Poetic Exploration
    Advisor: Naomi Guttman, professor of literature and creative writing

  • Haruna Shimizu ’21

    Gender in Distorted Worlds: A Feminist Reading of 20th-Century Science Fiction Stories by Women Writers
    Advisor: Tina Hall, professor of literature and creative writing

  • Majestic Terhune ’21

    Protestant and Catholic Influences on the Treatment and Depiction of Pregnant Bodies in Jacobean Dramas
    Advisor: Stephanie Bahr, assistant professor of literature

Math & Statistics

  • Sheng Xia ’21

    Data-driven model comparison for COVID-19
    Advisor: Clark Bowman, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics

Philosophy

  • Honor Allen ’21

    The Politics of Narrative and Authorship: Self, Autobiography, and the Ethics of Discourse
    Advisor: Marianne Janack, John Stewart Kennedy chair of philosophy and director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

  • Henry Curcio ’21

    Ancient Wisdom: Friendship in the Good and Happy Life
    Advisor: Justin Clark, assistant professor of philosophy

  • Heather Devlin ’22

    Fate News: Stoicism in the Life and Theology of John Calvin
    Advisor: Justin Clark, assistant professor of philosophy

  • Daniel Flores-Santiago ’21

    Love and Friendship in Plato's Ethics
    Advisor: Justin Clark, assistant professor of philosophy

  • Mian Osumi ’21

    Decentering the West and Whiteness from the Plant-Based Movement in Japan
    Advisor: Katheryn Doran, associate professor of philosophy

  • Dorothy Poucher ’21

    Bodiliness and Gender in Depictions of Sex
    Advisor: Marianne Janack, John Stewart Kennedy chair of philosophy and director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

  • Kyra Richardson ’21

    The Politics of Narrative and Authorship: Self, Autobiography, and the Ethics of Discourse
    Advisor: Marianne Janack, John Stewart Kennedy chair of philosophy and director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

Physics

  • William Crane-Morris ’22

    Analysis of Black hole accretion disk
    Advisor: Megan Smith, visiting assistant professor of physics

  • Sean Conroy ’21

    Bubble Raft Project
    Advisor: Kristen Burson, assistant professor of physics

  • Matthew Jankowski ’22

    Hydrogen Revisited: Quantum Mechanical Analysis
    Advisor: David Jacobs, assistant professor of physics

  • Andrew Projansky ’21

    Loop Quantum Gravity
    Advisor: Seth Major, Litchfield professor of astronomy

  • Catherine Ryczek ’21

    LEED IV of Bilayer Silica
    Advisor: Kristen Burson, assistant professor of physics

  • Nathan Ward ’22

    The Conditional Entropy of the Voynich Manuscript as a Tool for Testing The 'Hoax' Hypothesis
    Advisor: Kate Brown, associate professor of physics

  • Samantha Wilkerson ’22

    Decoding the Voynich Manuscript
    Advisor: Kate Brown, associate professor of physics

Psychology

  • Soha Kawtharani ’21

    A Cross-Cultural Psychology Study About Parenting Styles Among Syrian Refugee Parents in Lebanon
    Advisor: Rachel White, assistant professor of psychology

  • Krissi Kim ’21

    Perceptions of corporate social responsibility and attitudes towards prison as punishment
    Advisor: Rebecca Dyer, visiting assistant professor of psychology

  • Brian Lynch ’21

    Perceptions of corporate social responsibility and attitudes towards prison as punishment
    Advisor: Rebecca Dyer, visiting assistant professor of psychology

  • Andrew Schultheiss ’21

    Perceptions of corporate social responsibility and attitudes towards prison as punishment
    Advisor: Rebecca Dyer, visiting assistant professor of psychology

  • Vanessa Vincent Martinez ’21

    Perceptions of corporate social responsibility and attitudes towards prison as punishment
    Advisor: Rebecca Dyer, visiting assistant professor of psychology

Sociology

  • Kaja Bielecka ’21

    Interracial Couples' Navigation of Homes and Schools
    Advisor: Mahala Stewart, visiting assistant professor of sociology

  • Kaela Dunne ’22

    Workin’ 9 to 5: A Sociological Perspective on Employee Engagement
    Advisor: Matthew Grace, assistant professor of sociology

  • Jahmali Matthews ’22

    Interracial Couples' Navigation of Homes and Schools
    Advisor: Mahala Stewart, visiting assistant professor of sociology

  • Hope Medina ’21

    Interracial Couples' Navigation of Homes and Schools
    Advisor: Mahala Stewart, visiting assistant professor of sociology

  • Ashley Garcia ’22

    The Implications of Skin Tone Stratification in Latinx Perspectives of Race
    Advisor: Matthew Grace, assistant professor of sociology

Religious Studies

  • Camille Laude ’21

    The Replication of Pilgrimage: Camino Cebu
    Advisor: Seth Schermerhorn, associate professor of religious studies

  • Emma Walsh ’21

    Buddhist Rituals at Bodhgaya and Ajanta: A Comparative Study
    Advisor: Abhishek Amar, associate professor of religious studies

Women’s and Gender Studies

  • Emily Fienco ’21 & Maya Figliuolo ’21

    Understanding the Impact of Coming-of-Age and Romantic Narratives in Cinema on the Developing Feminine Psyche
    Advisor: Vivyan Adair, professor of women’s and gender studies

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